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Style Edge

How is Rik Rak able to consistently provide the latest trends available for its clients both in fashion and beauty? The key is Raquel Watters’ keen eye for the latest trends that have not yet reached the masses.

Perfect Vision

Ian Derek creates functional eyewear that enhances the aesthetic of the consumer while supporting their individuality. With Component, he’s established a brand where everything stems from an idea rather than a specific style or statement.

Beauty Boom

Thalassa Boom’s collection reflects her European, Latin and Caribbean roots. Born in Holland, she was raised in Curaçao, where the island’s 80 nationalities and varied cultures had a significant influence on her taste and designs.

Matrix Master

Think you know what the typical software startup looks like? Think again. Brian Brackeen and formidable facial recognition giants Kairos provide a muscular forecast to the future of Miami-based tech initiatives.

Smarter Living

A Colombian economist eager to rewrite modern metropolitan living, Habitat Group President & CEO Santiago Vanegas’ Smart Brickell condominium complex will further invigorate our already booming business district.

Spice Is Nice

Arriving in the U.S. from Venezuela a scant year ago, Cantina La Veinte bartender Marco Nava is already shaking up our city’s conception of what makes a top-tier Magic City margarita.

Compassion through Catastrophe

So much more than a series of sobering statistics and clinically cauterized medi-logues, Susan G. Komen’s Faces Of A Warrior program offers a glimpse into the thriving livelihoods of this disastrous disease’s survivors.

Integrative Health

The Osteopathic Center allows its patients to experience medicine like never before by helping them discover the root of illnesses, causes of injuries and the best ways to gain more energy by practicing total wellness.

Inspired Spaces

In a city enthused with aesthetics, who are the designers, architects and visionaries leading us into bold new terrain? Meet a few professionals in the design field who stand, powerfully, apart from the competition.

Visionary Design

Why settle for a short vacation to the exotic South Pacific? As the owner of 305 Design Center, Richard Kiibler is ready to help us bring their exotic handmade décor into our everyday life.

Night & Day

Not only the maverick move-maker behind some of Miami’s most infamous nightclubs, what does Michael Capponi do when he’s not tastemaking? He’s helping others in need.

Green & Serene

Venezuelan sisters Ana & Mariana Quintero bring global style essentials to Miami from the world with their Aussie-inspired Quiwi House, a a must-shop for any Magic City woman aiming to socialize with the fashionable and fabulous. 

Miami to the Rescue

Even before we had the chance to clean up the debris from Irma, days before power was fully restored and the aftermath fully behind us, Miamians were mobilizing to help others affected by natural disasters around the world

Get The Picture?

The visionary vanguards of our notable, if under-appreciated contemporary creative scene, LNS Gallery is an organic testament to our city’s extensive expansion into the wider arts sphere.

Sister Act

Born and raised in Miami, Lauren Correa & Natalie Correa Villalba grew up spending most of their time at the beach or in the pool and have always understood that swimwear is an expression of individuality and style.

Photo Finish

A Magic City super sensation aiming for Formula One legendom is 12-year old Santiago Trisini, and he’s making serious waves in the international go-kart racing community.

The 2018 Top Professionals Under Forty

We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State.

Branding Impact

Equal parts financial analyst and tactical trend-watcher, Chris Ferriter and the team at SoBe Promos are putting a sizzling spin on the idea of Miami-based business.

PASSPORT TO PURPOSE

Combining philanthropy with travel is an excellent way to see the world, have an authentic experience and give back. Once reserved for the ultra-wealthy or missionaries, these days everyone is going.

ANGELS AMONG US

Meet a few top-tier professionals who pack every iota of free time with philanthropic activity in the hopes of doing their part to help make the world a better place.

SHELF AWARENESS

A tireless advocate and self-published author to boot, Sherria Elliot’s life and works prove that no one is voiceless if they have the determination to be heard.

SO HARD FOR THE MONEY

An original in a sea of imitators, Magic City music scene bastion Mr. Brown is on strike for the rights of DJs around the world to get paid what they deserve.

CREATIVE EYE

Great pet photography elevates pictures of animals into an art form. Paola Paladini’s photos honor the bonds we have with the furry members of our family and bring as many smiles to our faces as the pets do themselves.

THE BALANCING ACT

The world’s wealthiest philanthropists share their views on life, success and finding balance, one good deed at a time.

SUNNY SIDE UP

A Magic City migrant thoroughly in love with the city he sustains, self-taught street artist Beau Bradbury reminds us what it’s like to fall in love with our awesome urban environ.

HOT! HOT! HOT!

Meet some of Miami’s top toques ready to make all of your culinary dreams come true with signature techniques sure to satiate even the most voracious appetites and whet even the most discerning palates — one delicious plate at a time.

SUNSHINE IN A BOTTLE

The purveyor of one of Miami’s most iconic beverages, Carlos Blanco, Sr., of Ironbeer fame is boldly bringing the Sunshine Bottling Company into the 21st Century.

GASTRONOMIC DELIGHT

The Tennis term “serve” takes on new meaning at The Citi Taste Of Tennis, a unique opportunity to be served fabulous food prepared by leading chefs and some of the word’s top tennis players.

BOOKED SOLID

Already an essential facet of our Magic City nightlife, Co-Owner of hip Little Havana cantina Ball & Chain, Zack Bush makes a bold foray into children’s literature.

POWER HOUSES 2018

In one of the country’s most expensive municipalities, to say real estate is at a premium is an understatement. Interested in knowing more about the professionals who make living in Miami a reality, we’ve gathered some of Miami’s most successful realtors and found out just what it is that makes these titans tick.

TECHNO WAVES

Our year-round great weather just calls out for surfing, but that same great weather often means calm seas. Enter the JetSurf that eliminates the need for waves and fits nicely in even the most compact Brickell condo.

CALL HIM DREW

While we all may enjoy the vistas and adventures that accompany a yacht charter, few of us know the work that goes into maintaining marine adventures. Go behind the scenes of a motoryacht and learn what the life of a seasoned seaman really entails.

CRYPTO, DECIPHERED

Anyone who’s anyone watching our markets knows that cryptocurrency is a hot topic. Discover how Miami is taking a crucial role in this seemingly cryptic phenomenon.

GAME OF DRONES

Head and shoulders above the competition, Hagen Rottke and the rest of the dynamite staff at Miami Aerial are rewriting the way we think about real estate photography.

TRUE INSPIRATION

From a tough start as an orphaned boy in Havana to an esteemed professional that has dedicated his life to preventing domestic violence, Dr. Sergio Llanes went from dark times to a pillar of his community.

WHEN ART HEALS

From Wynwood Walls, to the halls of a hospital, Artist Miguel Paredes shares his passion and talent with the community for a greater good.

Up, Down & All Around

Being married to one of Miami’s top Land Use, Zoning & Real Estate attorneys comes with its perks…my favorite of which is getting a personalized tour of some of the most jaw-dropping hidden enclaves the city has to offer nearly every time we venture out.

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Elite Penthouse

Perched at the summit of the striking nautical-shaped architectural masterpiece that is Aston Martin Residences, a 3-floor 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom Triplex Penthouse will become an exemplary icon in elite luxury living by offering breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean, Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.

Inspired Impact

People. Passion. Philanthropy. The dynamic professionals you are about to meet have dedicated their lives to giving back and changing lives. May their stories inspire you to make your own positive influence on the world.